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This sensational production from New Wolsey Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch went down a storm in 2018, now this revival embarks on a major UK tour. This is Once’s first major UK tour having won awards across the world, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Age Guidance: 10+ TUE 25 Feb

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Once may not be enough for you to see this multi award-winning Broadway and West End hit musical. Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, you will meet (and never forget) two lost souls - a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician who find each other unexpectedly and fall in love. You will fall in love too, with this brilliant and beautiful musical, filled with live music, from lush ballads to barnstorming reels. Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

WED THU 26 Feb 27 Feb 2.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm

FRI 28 Feb 7.45pm

SAT 29 Feb 2.30pm 7.45pm

All performances will be Audio Described. CAP

Fri 28 Feb, 7.45pm will be a BSL Interpreted and Captioned Performance.

Touch Tour on Wed 26 Feb, 1.30pm

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Wed 13 May – Sat 30 May A new version by Tom Wentworth. Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions and first produced by The Watermill Theatre. Directed by Abigail Pickard Price. The New Wolsey Theatre presents

Burke & Hare In the backstreets of Edinburgh in the 1830’s there’s an absolute killing to be made. Scientific research Hares on apace, the surgeons are crying out for fresh bodies to dissect, and you’d need to be a right Burke not to spot a gap in the market. And it’s only a small step from robbing graves, to helping people into them… Music, murder and mayhem combine in Tom Wentworth’s breathless take on the infamous grave robbing double act, playing fast and loose with the facts to create an evening’s entertainment that’s more hysterical than historical. TUE

19 May 7pm 26 May 7pm

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FRI 15 May

7.45pm 20 May 2.30pm 7.45pm 27 May 2.30pm 7.45pm

7.45pm 21 May 2.30pm 7.45pm 28 May

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SAT 16 May 2.30pm 7.45pm 23 May 2.30pm 7.45pm 30 May 2.30pm 7.45pm

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Backstage Tours Sat 16, Sat 23 & Wed 27 May, 12.30pm )))

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Additional wheelchair user positions will be available on Thu 21 May, 2.30pm.

Touch Tours on Fri 15 May at 6.45 and Wed 27 May at 1.30pm

“A gleeful mash up of history and penny dreadful scandal, fast funny and ever so slightly sick.” THE TIMES

“Pitch black and wickedly funny”

“Gleefully macabre”

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Wed 25 Mar – Sat 4 Apr Leeds Playhouse in association with Ramps on the Moon presents

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Oliver Twist A new play by Bryony Lavery adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens and directed by Amy Leach. Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets. But the enjoyment is short lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill Sykes. This bold, brutal and beautiful new version of Oliver Twist sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London.

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Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, every performance of Oliver Twist will feature the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. RP

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All performances feature the use of integrated Creative Sign Language, Audio Description and Captioning. Thu 2 Apr, 10.30am will be a Relaxed Performance. Post Show Talk Thu 2 Apr, 7.45pm Backstage Tour Wed 1, 12.30pm

WED 25 Mar 7.45pm

THU 26 Mar 1.30pm 7.45pm

FRI 27 Mar 7.45pm

SAT 28 Mar 2.30pm 7.45pm

TUE 31 Mar 7pm

Oliver Twist is in association with Ramps On The Moon. Now in its fourth year, this pioneering initiative from seven major UK theatre companies, including the New Wolsey Theatre, is committed to putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.

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“A master of comic ingenuity.” THE GUARDIAN

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Tue 3 Mar – Sat 7 Mar A London Classic Theatre production

Absurd Person Singular

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By Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Michael Cabot. Set Design by Simon Scullion. Lighting Design by Andy Grange. Costume Design by Kate Lyons. Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties. Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a Christmas party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As the celebrations get under way, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen. Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show. Post Show Talk Thu 5 Mar, 7.45pm Backstage Tour Wed 4 Mar, 12.30pm

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy. An Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright, Alan Ayckbourn’s 81 plays have been produced worldwide. Notable successes include: The Norman Conquests, Relatively Speaking, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and Communicating Doors. Following their successful tour of Absent Friends in 2015, Alan Ayckbourn’s much-loved 1972 classic will be the centrepiece of London Classic Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Year.

TUE 3 Mar 7pm

WED THU 4 Mar 5 Mar 2.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm

FRI 6 Mar 7.45pm

SAT 7 Mar 2.30pm 7.45pm

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Tue 17 Mar – Sat 21 Mar

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Queens Theatre Hornchurch presents

Macbeth Shakespeare’s darkest and spookiest thriller.

Battles. Murder. Ghosts. And desire... Three witches on a heath have a disturbing prophecy for a victorious warrior. Macbeth will be king of Scotland. As this wicked seed is planted, daring Macbeth and his determined wife, Lady Macbeth, draw bloody daggers and set out on a fateful path.

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But seizing the crown comes at a terrible price, as guilt grows, enemies draw close and the fight for survival hurtles towards a tragic conclusion… )))

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TUE 17 Mar 7pm

WED 18 Mar 1.30pm 7pm

THU 19 Mar 1.30pm 7pm

FRI 20 Mar 7.45pm

Post Show Talk Thu 19 Mar, 7pm Backstage Tour Sat 21 Mar, 12.30pm

SAT 21 Mar 2.30pm 7.45pm


Mon 13 Apr – Sat 18 Apr Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd presents

Agatha Christie’s

A Murder is Announced A Miss Marple Mystery Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon. Directed & Designed by Michael Lunney. Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present their acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.

“The packed audience loved every minute” LIVERPOOL ECHO

“The magic of Miss Marple Show of the week” IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY

“A blissful couple of hours of whodunit fun” THE SCOTSMAN

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Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer... Now in it’s fifth year of touring, this lavish production has delighted packed audiences across the UK and Ireland and is brought to you by the company and director who produced the critically acclaimed courtroom thriller The Verdict. Starring Sarah Thomas (Last Of The Summer Wine), Barbara Wilshere (The Lakes/The Paradise Club), Tom Butcher (The Bill/Doctors), Karen Drury (Brookside), Lucy Evans (Coronation Street), Tom Gibbons (The Archers) plus a full supporting cast.

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The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.

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Tue 21 Apr – Sat 25 Apr Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

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Private Peaceful By Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Simon Reade. The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the death of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord. Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes. We join 18 year old Private “Tommo” Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth. Acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo as his favourite work, this professional premiere is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect. Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children’s Book Award and won the Blue Peter Book Award. CAP

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WED 22 Apr 2.30pm 7.45pm

THU 23 Apr 1.30pm 7.45pm

FRI 24 Apr 7.45pm

SAT 25 Apr 2.30pm 7.45pm

Fri 24 Apr, 7.45pm will be a Captioned Performance.

Post Show Talk Thu 23 Apr, 7.45pm Backstage Tour Sat 25 April, 12.30pm

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Thu 13 Feb – Fri 14 Feb Fingersmiths in co-production with Sheffield Theatres & in partnership with New Wolsey Theatre presents

My Mother Said I Never Should By Charlotte Keatley. Directed by Jeni Draper. Designed by Sophia Lovell-Smith. Lighting Design by Gary Longfield. Sound Design by Nick Greenhill. Movement by Luanna Priestman. ‘You are always your Mother’s child, my Mother used to say.’ THU 13 Feb

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All performances will feature Creative Audio Description and British Sign Language.

A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family. Shifting back and forth in time, we see their loves, expectations and choices play out against huge social change from 1900-1980s. Presented in British Sign Language and spoken English and featuring a cast of 1 hearing and 3 d/Deaf actors, this production’s visual, physical storytelling captures the rich breadth of communication styles that have always been used by the d/Deaf community.

Thu 20 Feb – Sat 22 Feb Eastern Angles and Matthew Linley Creative Projects in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The Ballad of Maria Marten By Beth Flintoff. Directed by Hal Chambers. A thrilling retelling of a real-life Suffolk murder mystery… Summer, 1827. In a red barn Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her gruesomely murdered body is found in a grain sack, barely identifiable. Maria’s story sent shock waves throughout the country. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was national news, inspiring writers and film makers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hall marks of a classic crime drama - a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its age-old traditions. But in all this hysteria Maria’s own story gets lost. Until now. Hal Chambers and Beth Flintoff’s spine-tingling retelling rediscovers her story, bringing it back to vivid, urgent life. Age Guidance: 12+

THU 20 Feb 2.30pm 7.45pm

FRI 21 Feb 7.45pm

SAT 22 Feb 2.30pm 7.45pm

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Tue 10 Mar – Wed 11 Mar A Gecko and Mind the Gap co-production

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A Little Space What does it mean to you to have a little space? A little space where we can escape the world and be ourselves. Where we can say whatever we want, do whatever we feel and where no-one will ever bother us.  But it can be an unpredictable space too, where voices are funnelled away, fears leak through the floorboards, songs light up the room and you never know who’s listening behind the door.  TUE 10 Mar 1.30pm 7pm

WED 11 Mar 1.30pm

A place where whispers come to life and one kind gesture could change everything. A little space has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester and The Place, London. RP

Mon 27 – Tue 28 Apr

All performances will have a relaxed atmosphere.

Originally Commissioned By New Diorama Theatre. Co-produced by Brighton Festival, HOME Manchester, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth and Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

The War of the Worlds

“Deft and ingenious” The Guardian

“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...” But we did believe. We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon. We believe everything the internet tells us and now the end of the world is being broadcast live... Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’. MON 27 Apr 7.45pm

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“A smart, engagingly layered show” The Stage  The Observer

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Thu 6 Feb, 7.45pm Clive Conway productions present

Andrew Lownie:

The Mountbattens Dickie Mountbatten, a major figure behind his nephew Philip’s marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the Royal Family taking the Mountbatten name, he was Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War II and the last Viceroy of India. Edwine Mountbatten was once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs,

she emerged from World War II as a magnetic and talented humanitarian worker loved around the world. From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy’s House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend. Presented by author Andrew Lownie.

Fri 7 Feb, 7.45pm

Duke’s Comedy Club Now fabulously celebrating its 10th birthday at the New Wolsey, Duke’s Comedy Club continues to bring you the best comedy acts from around the world. Previous acts include Nish Kumar, Rachel Parris, Joel Dommett, Zoe Lyons, Gemma Whelan, Simon Munnery, Pete Firman and Henning Wehn to name but a few.

Sun 9 Feb, 7pm Terry Dash Music presents

The Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show

with The Bateman Brothers Jazz Band The Bateman Brothers Jazz Band has become one of Britain’s most established professional jazz bands hitting the jazz scene with a bang very quickly after they were formed! You’ll get a non-stop show that will have you on the edge of your seats right from the start and a finale that will leave you craving for more. That’s how it was with Louis and that is how it is with The Bateman Brothers Jazz Band.

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Sun 16 Feb, 8pm

Surrender Part wild gig, part devastatingly honest theatre - Surrender is an uplifting survival story from the world-record breaking live-looping beatboxer SK Shlomo who has performed with stars like Ed Sheeran, Damon Albarn and Björk. Age Guidance: 14+

Sun 1 Mar, 7pm Stephen Foster Presents

Some Kinda Wonderful Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder, mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, and a world-class band present a diverse back catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ through to hits from ‘Talking Book’, ‘Innervisions’, ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ and ‘Hotter than July’. Playing hit after hit, from the dance floor classics ‘I Wish’ and ‘Superstition’ to beautiful arrangements of ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘Overjoyed’, this is a real ‘master blaster of a show!’

Sun 8 Mar, 7pm Stephen Foster Presents

Nine Below Zero Forty years since Nine Below Zero first offered a rhythm & blues alternative to the punk-pop of the mainstream, the south Londoners promise a supercharged show from start to finish. Founding members Dennis Greaves (guitar & vocals) and Mark Feltham (harmonica & vocals) will be joined by Dennis’ son Sonny Greaves on drums, Ben Willis on bass, Tom Monks on keyboards and the impressive female vocals of Charlie Austen.

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Fri 13 Mar, 7.45pm Terry Dash Music presents

Sing Sing Swing with Matt Ford

Matt Ford (BBC Proms, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra) and his Band perform the hits of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more. Matt Ford is known as the finest Big Band singer in the UK, helped by his numerous TV broadcasts and his appearances in the major concert halls as lead singer with The John Wilson Orchestra. This show presents Matt at his best, an engaging personality, singing some of the best songs around.

Sat 14 Mar, 7.45pm

Dad’s Army Radio Hour The nation’s favourite sitcom returns newminted in this highly-acclaimed production. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters and catchphrases. “Benson and Lane’s two-man Army are a comedy force to be reckoned with.” -  Radio Times

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Wed 29 Apr, 7.45pm Presented by Cube Room Productions Ltd

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Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as

Eric & Ern

For all the family from 8 to 108, Eric & Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise crammed full of those famous comedy sketches, from Grieg’s Piano concerto, Mr Memory…’Arsenal’ to the paper bag trick! From the Olivier Award nominated duo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, this nostalgic show evokes memories of a time when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings. Bringing you sunshine, this show is full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This show hits all the right notes! “I never thought I’d see Morecambe and Wise live – I think I just have!” - Ben Elton

“You have the giddy out of time illusion that you are watching the legendary  double-act live” - Independent

Thu 30 Apr, 7.45pm Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra presents

You’re the Top! Join the ten musicians and glamorous female vocalist of Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra for an unashamed wallow in the toe-tapping and tuneful music of the 1920s and 30s. With his cool, urbane manner and mellifluous baritone voice, Michael croons while the audience swoons to the sounds that bring to life the elegant, jazz and swing – flavoured “Art Deco” era. A de-lovely cocktail of great songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin brothers and friends.

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Sat 2 May, 7.45pm

Frankie’s Guys -

A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons After five years of touring the UK and countless global performances, Frankie’s Guys have earned themselves the title of the world’s number 1 celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and they certainly are the real deal! “Absolutely terrific, wonderfully conceived and presented...the PDO is a bright spot in showbiz...keep it up.” - Julia McKenzie

ALSO THIS SPRING Thu 4 Jun, 7pm Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre, National Centre for Writing, Colchester Arts Centre, Freedom Festival

The Remains of Logan Dankworth Written & Performed by Luke Wright. Directed by Alex Thorpe. Dramaturgy by Sarah Dickenson. Scored by Polly Wright. Lighting Design by Joe Price. I believed that Fukayama line: the end of history. But History didn’t end, did it?

“Luke Wright’s performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.” - The Guardian Age Guidance: 14+

Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. Now, as the EU Referendum looms he is determined to be in the fray of the biggest political battle for years. Meanwhile, Logan’s wife Megan wants to leave London to better raise their daughter. As tensions rise at home and across the nation, something is set to be lost forever. The third of Fringe First and Stage Award Winner Luke Wright’s trilogy of political verse plays looks at trust and privilege in the age of Brexit.

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Family Shows & Activities

Sat 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 9 May, 23 May

Storymaker

Join our Storymaker for whimsical fun! Little Story – 11am If your 3 to 4 year old loves silly stories and tremendous tales then bring them along to meet the Storymaker and fuel their imagination with fun new stories each session.

Tickets are FREE but donations are welcome. Please note you only need to book spaces for the children attending. VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre

Sat 8 Feb, 11am & 1.30pm

Big Story - 12pm Story lovers ages 5 to 6 can drop their grownups off in the Stage Right Café while they head off for exciting adventures and amazing escapades with the Storymaker. Selected dates will de delivered in British Sign Language. Contact us for more information.

Rise and Fall

Come and explore an ecosystem of balloons: universes in miniature. In Rise and Fall you’ll meet all manner of balloons from small floating moons to vast bouncing orbs. Forever expanding and contracting, balloons are free to float, fly and sway. Hold your breath and go sailing away. Rise and Fall is a poetic and intriguing performance for young audiences about holding on and letting go. AGES: 2+ DURATION: 35 mins + 15 mins stay and play VENUE: New Wolsey Studio

Wed 12 Feb, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is for babies aged 6-18 months and is inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops, and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour. Using a unique blend of gentle, playful performance, sound and lighting, babies and their grown ups are invited in to join us as we discover the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope.

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AGES: 6-18 months (and their grown ups!) DURATION: 25 mins plus 10-15 mins stay and play VENUE: New Wolsey Studio


Cost free, hands-on family fun at five of the East’s most exciting arts spaces, this February half-term.* Check out visiteastofengland.com/see-make-do for information on what’s on when and T&Cs for each venue.

Half term See, Make & Do

Sat 15 Feb, 11am & 1.30pm

Messy

Messy is a show about messy children who find that their brains can sometimes be as messy as their bedrooms. Created by the multi-award winning Zoo Co Theatre, Messy combines visual story-telling, puppets, clowning, dance and even a trip to the moon, all the while celebrating the creativity that explodes from ‘The Mess’. AGES: 4-8 DURATION: 45 mins VENUE: New Wolsey Studio RP

Performed by a d/Deaf and hearing cast with Sign Supported English, Messy has been created in partnership with ADHD Foundation and all performances are relaxed.

MARVELLOUS MESS WORKSHOP, 2.30pm Daisy’s going on another adventure, and this time, she needs you! Welcome to the Imagination Creation Station! Let’s build a city... or a rocket... or a jungle... it’s up to you.  Children ages 3-8 and their parents/ carers are invited into a world of creative chaos and marvellous mess. What can you invent when the sky is the limit?! This workshop will be a hands-on theatre and craft event where children can invent, build and play within their own cardboard creations, alongside the characters from Messy!

SEE, MAKE & DO IS SUPPORTED BY

DURATION: 1 hour VENUE: HEG (High Street Exhibition Gallery) Adult supervision required. *All See, Make & Do workshop activities are cost-free. However, this offer does not extend to previously scheduled ticketed performances held at the participating venues.

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Sun 16 Feb, 2pm

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! AGES: 1-101 DURATION: 50 mins VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre

SHLOMO WORKSHOP 3.15pm

“A perfect show… sets young imaginations alight” - THE TIMES “The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.” THE GUARDIAN

DURATION: 60 mins, on stage AGES: 5+ years

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Anyone under 12 must bring a grown up Following his performance of Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids, join the man himself for a fun, interactive workshop suitable for all abilities. World Record breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo shares his tricks, techniques, how he became a pioneer in the field of beatboxing and how to find your own true voice.

Tue 18 Feb, 12pm & 2pm

Box

“A dynamic acrobatic show with themes familiar to us all – from the highs and lows of sibling rivalry, to the rewards of working together and staying grounded.” Featuring impressive hand-balancing, playful acrobatics and a mysterious box of tricks, BOX offers a humorous and uplifting tale about sibling connection, competition and compassion. Based on, in, atop and around a custom-built Cube that expands over the course of the show, BOX explores that special space (sometimes stifling, often challenging) that siblings share, play, care and grow in. AGES: 4+ DURATION: 40 mins VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre RP

Tue 18, 12pm will be a Relaxed Performance.

BOX WORKSHOP, 3.15pm Handstands: An introduction to being Upside Down Join us for a fun introduction to handstands, headstands and variations of both! AGES: 5-10 DURATION: 1 hour Adult supervision required.

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Mon 17 Feb

For one day only! Choose from just one activity or make a day of it – either way we’d love to see you! Workshops are FREE but must be booked in advance as numbers are limited.

VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre

Come & Play Space Drop into our play space at any time

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throughout the day to make stories, try on costumes, design a set, pose in our selfie station and get yourself some gory make up.

Storymaker

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10am-10.30am & 11am-11.30am Join our Storymaker for some tremendous tales and exciting adventures! We’ll be bringing a selection of stories to life throughout the morning – just bring your imaginations! AGES: 3-6 (adult supervision required)

Get Technical

11am-12pm & 3pm-4pm Try your hand at lighting, sound, live effects and more… and sit back and watch our professional team demonstrate all the latest in theatrical production. AGES: 5+ (adult supervision up to age 12)

Stage Combat 12.30pm-1.30pm

Discover the techniques of stage fighting from trained professionals and choreograph your own unarmed fight sequence. AGES: 7+

Blood, Guts & Gore 1.45pm-2.30pm

A fantastically frightful workshop in the art of gory theatrical effects. Discover tricks of the trade and find out what stage blood tastes like! Not for the faint hearted… AGES: 7+

Robot Battle 2pm-4pm

Learn all about robotics, build your own Lego Technic robot and put your creation to the test in our battle arena in front of a live audience. AGES: 11+

Robot Battle finale 25%

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4pm-5pm Take part and get your Arts Award Discover Certificate!

Join our audience and cheer on your favourite Robot as robots created in our Robot Wars workshop go head to head… supported with full technical effects from our production team.

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Easter Holidays Mon 6 Apr, 2pm

Morgan & West with Makin Productions

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science! AGES: 7+

DURATION: 60 mins

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller on Fool Us (ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre

Tue 7 Apr, 7pm Presented in association with Action Transport Theatre and Eastern Angles with the financial support of Arts Council England, Essex County Council and the University of Essex.

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music poetin-residence) stars in this acclaimed show, a must-see for audiences young and old! After the windswept double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps. With only Kenilworth, the ancient butler, for company, Crispin soon learns of the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors…and the story takes flight on darkly comic wings. The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps mixes compelling storytelling with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh) and oodles of theatricality and silliness. Perfect for lovers of Harry Potter, Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and The Brothers Grimm! “Fearsome but funny…. fantastic wordplay” Michael Rosen

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AGES: 7+ DURATION: 60 mins VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre This show will be British Sign Language Interpreted.


Thu 9 Apr, 2.30pm

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! It’s just like a normal comedy club, but it’s on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like “why is that your face!?” AGES: 6+ DURATION: 60 mins VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre

Sat 11 Apr, 2pm & 5pm, Sun 12 Apr, 11am & 2pm Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes shoes that are out of this world. His imagination is huge but his shoemaking business is a disaster! Why would anyone buy a pair of Banana Skin slippers or spend money on shoes for a spider?! Even his neighbour Belinda can’t get him to see sense. Then, one night, two tiny green visitors climb into his kitchen and start stitching and cutting and snipping and gluing… Sam Lacey is about to get the surprise of a lifetime! This hilarious re-telling of the much-loved classic tale from the inescapably inventive Stuff and Nonsense is a total delight for all the family, full of wit, charm and surprising puppetry. Stuff and Nonsense return with another treat for the whole family, following recent shows The Enormous Turnip and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

AGES: 3+ and their families DURATION: 60 mins VENUE: New Wolsey Theatre RP Sat 11 Apr, 5pm will be a Relaxed Performance

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We lead youth theatres; deliver workshops in schools and colleges; tour productions to primary and secondary schools; work with local communities and support the next generation of outstanding theatre makers. Everything we do is high quality; accessible; inclusive and fun.

We are looking for new members for our

Youth Theatre 5

15 - 18 year olds

Young Company

16 - 25 year olds

Auditions will be on:

Sun 12 Jan 2020

For more information or to register your place, please visit:

wolseytheatre.co.uk/creative-learning You can also get in touch by emailing us at:

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Talent Development We provide young people with a number of ways to develop their skills and experience as theatre makers through the acclaimed New Wolsey Young Company, and the multi award recognised Young Associates programme. This season you can check them out doing something brand new!

Why So Serious? Sat 25 - Sun 26 Apr, 8.30pm

Why So Serious? Teenagers were invented in the 1950s when a man called Elvis Presley slipped getting out of the shower and discovered a new dance sensation. Since then much of the world has found young people infuriating, hanging around at bus stops, making noise wherever they go, and worst of all having opinions about things they don’t know anything about… but as our political betters increasingly prove themselves to be anything but, we’re turning to young people for inspiration, and most of all hope.

VENUE: Smoke House South Street Studios 6 South Street, Ipswich IP1 3NU

AGE GUIDANCE: 16+

Join our acclaimed company of dynamic young theatre makers as they turn their hand to stand-up comedy in a night dedicated to setting the record straight and changing the world for the better. Expect strong content, big ideas, and one or two impressions of Donald Trump/Boris Johnson.

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ALSO SELLING FOR

Sat 8 Feb, 7pm Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association present

Chinese New Year Show 2020 The Year of the Dog

Join the Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare association as they present this year’s spectacular Chinese New Year show.

Ticket Prices Premium £13 | Band A £11 | Disabled/Companion £9 | Under 12 £7

Wed 8 – Sat 18 Jan

Sherlock Holmes

and the Warlock of Whitechapel By Pat Whymark & Julian Harries New Wolsey Studio. Julian Harries and Dick Mainwaring once again don the deerstalker, plus fours and travelling capes of Holmes and Watson, and are joined by Common Ground regulars, Joe Leat & Emily Bennett, in this classic Xmas comedy thriller. Age Guidance: 8+ TUE

WED 8 Jan

THU 9 Jan

FRI 10 Jan

14 Jan

7.30pm 15 Jan

7.30pm 16 Jan

7.30pm 17 Jan

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

SAT 11 Jan 4pm 7.30pm 18 Jan 4pm 7.30pm

Ticket Prices Full Price £13 | Disabled/Companion £9 | Under 12 £7

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BOOKING YOUR TICKETS

SEATING AT THE NEW WOLSEY STUDIO

Book online at wolseytheatre.co.uk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Seating is unreserved so just choose a seat on arrival. All five rows offer a great view. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.

Call our Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900 We’re open 10am Monday to Saturday. When there is no performance we close the phone lines at 6pm. Visit us in Person We’re open from 10am Monday to Saturday. When there is no performance we close at 3pm.

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New Wolsey Theatre Company Ltd Chief Executive: Sarah Holmes Reg in England: 03982202 Reg Charity No: 1082016

The not-so-small print: Ticket sales are subject to our current Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed at wolseytheatre.co.uk/termsandconditions. All details in this brochure were correct at the time of going to print but we reserve the right to make alterations where necessary.

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DATE SAT SAT THU FRI SAT SAT SUN WED

11 Jan 25 Jan 6 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 8 Feb 9 Feb 12 Feb

THU FRI SAT SUN

13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb

PERFORMANCE Storymaker Storymaker Andrew Lownie: The Mountbattens Duke’s Comedy Club Rise and Fall Chinese New Year The Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show Kaleidoscope

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SAT SUN TUE WED FRI SAT TUE WED THU FRI SAT SAT WED THU FRI SAT TUE

3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 6 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 31 Mar

My Mother Said I Never Should My Mother Said I Never Should Messy (Plus Workshop 2.30pm) Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids (Plus Workshop 3.15pm) Surrender See, Make & Do Box (Plus Workshop 3.15pm) The Ballad Of Maria Marten The Ballad Of Maria Marten Storymaker The Ballad Of Maria Marten Once Once Once Once Once Once Some Kinda Wonderful with Stevie Wonder Absurd Person Singular Absurd Person Singular Absurd Person Singular Absurd Person Singular Storymaker Absurd Person Singular Nine Below Zero A Little Space A Little Space Sing Sing Swing with Matt Ford Dad’s Army Radio Hour Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Storymaker Macbeth Oliver Twist Oliver Twist Oliver Twist Oliver Twist Oliver Twist

WED

1 Apr

Oliver Twist

SUN 16 Feb MON 17 Feb TUE 18 Feb THU 20 Feb FRI 21 Feb SAT 22 Feb SAT 22 Feb MON 24 Feb TUE 25 Feb WED 26 Feb THU 27 Feb FRI 28 Feb SAT 29 Feb SUN 1 Mar

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DAY 11am, 12pm 11am, 12pm

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NOTE

7:45pm 7:45pm 11am, 1:30pm 7pm 7pm

Early start Early start

11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm 2:30pm 11am, 1.30pm 2pm

7:45pm AD, BSL 7:45pm AD, BSL

8pm 10am – 5pm 12pm, 2pm 2:30pm 11am, 12pm 2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

11am, 12pm 2:30pm 1:30pm 1:30pm

1:30pm 1:30pm 11am, 12pm 2:30pm 1:30pm 2:30pm

2:30pm

7:45pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7pm

VENUE NWT NWT NWT NWT NWS NWS NWT NWS NWT NWT NWS NWT

NWT NWT RP NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT AD NWT AD NWT AD NWT AD NWT BSL, AD, CAP NWT AD NWT Early start NWT

Early start 7pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 7:45pm Early start 7pm Early start, RP 7pm RP 7:45pm 7:45pm Early start, AD 7pm Early start, AD 7pm Early start, AD 7pm 7:45pm AD, CAP

NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT NWT

AD BSL, AD, CAP BSL, AD, CAP BSL, AD, CAP BSL, AD, CAP Early start, BSL, AD, CAP 7:45pm BSL, AD, CAP NWT

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DATE THU 2 Apr

PERFORMANCE Oliver Twist

DAY 10:30am

FRI SAT SAT MON TUE

3 Apr 4 Apr 4 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr

Oliver Twist Storymaker 11am, 12pm Oliver Twist Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science 2pm The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

THU SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT TUE WED THU FRI SAT SAT SAT SUN MON TUE WED

9 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 25 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr

THU SAT SAT WED THU FRI SAT TUE WED THU FRI SAT SAT TUE WED THU FRI SAT THU

30 Apr 2 May 9 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 23 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 4 Jun

Comedy Club 4 Kids The Elves and the Shoemaker The Elves and the Shoemaker A Murder Is Announced A Murder Is Announced A Murder Is Announced A Murder Is Announced A Murder Is Announced A Murder Is Announced Private Peaceful Private Peaceful Private Peaceful Private Peaceful Storymaker Private Peaceful Why So Serious? Why So Serious? The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as Eric & Ern You’re The Top! Frankie’s Guys Storymaker Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Storymaker Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare Burke & Hare The Remains of Logan Dankworth

2:30pm 2pm 11am, 2pm

2:30pm

2:30pm 2:30pm 1:30pm 11am, 12pm 2:30pm

EVE NOTE VENUE 7:45pm BSL, AD, NWT CAP, RP 7:45pm BSL, AD, CAP NWT NWT 7:45pm BSL, AD, CAP NWT NWT Early start, 7pm NWT BSL NWT 5pm RP NWT NWT 7:45pm NWT Early start 7pm NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm CAP NWT Early start 7pm NWT 7.45pm NWT 7.45pm NWT 7.45pm CAP NWT NWT 7.45pm NWT 8.30pm SH 8.30pm SH 7.45pm NWT Early start 7pm NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm 7:45pm

11am, 12pm

2:30pm 2:30pm 2:30pm 11am, 12pm 2:30pm 2:30pm

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NWT NWT NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm NWT 7:45pm AD NWT Early start, AD NWT 7pm 7:45pm AD NWT 7:45pm AD, W/C NWT 7:45pm AD NWT NWT 7:45pm AD, CAP NWT Early start, AD NWT 7pm 7:45pm AD NWT 7:45pm AD NWT 7:45pm AD, CAP NWT 7:45pm AD NWT 7pm NWT

AD Audio Described BSL British Sign Language CAP Captioned RP Relaxed Performance W/C Additional wheelchair user access NWT New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS NWS New Wolsey Studios, St George’s Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF SH Smoke House, South Street Studios, 6 South Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NU

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SAY HELLO TO OUR TICKET PRICES Starting prices for all performances at the New Wolsey Theatre

Premium £29 / £24 Band A £23 / £18 Band B £16 / £12 Band C £12 / £10 Please check online or with a ticket sales assistant for specific show prices. Tickets for children’s show at the New Wolsey Theatre and New Wolsey Studio start at £8.

Age Under 26 Your tickets are always £12. Group Bookings Call our dedicated groups team on 01473 295902. We will work with you to make your trip a success and can get you a better rate than advertised elsewhere. Understanding our prices You may have noticed our prices state ‘starting at’. Make sure you book quickly as these prices won’t last forever. As the demand for tickets increases our prices are subject to change. Book now for the best seats at the best price. Access Bookings Call our friendly ticket sales team on 01473 295900 to discuss your requirements.

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Pop into the Stage Right Café to relax and enjoy a delicious light lunch, coffee or cake. Our Stage Right Café menu is served all day and before every performance with no need to book. We’re open from 10am to the end of the last interval of the day Monday to Saturday.

Enjoy a range of light bites such as jacket potatoes, wraps, salad bowls and ciabatta melts. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial our evening Spotlight Specials offer fresh, homely food. Our Spotlight Specials menu offers a range of 3 different dishes every night.

For an extra special pre-theatre treat, our Sharing Board of the Month is available to book for £15.00, why not add a bottle of wine too and we will reserve you a space to sit and enjoy your evening.

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ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES 2020 Wed 25 Mar – Sat 4 Apr

Oliver Twist

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Messy

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All shows feature integrated access. Relaxed Performance Thu 2 Apr, 10.30am. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

Thu 13 – Fri 14 Feb

Tue 7 Apr AD )))

My Mother Said I Never Should

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11am and 1.30pm will be Relaxed Performances. Venue: New Wolsey Studio

All shows will feature BSL Interpretation and Audio Description. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

RP

The 12pm performance will be a Relaxed Performance. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

A Murder is Announced

CAP

All Performances will feature Pre-Recorded Audio Description. Touch Tour Wed 26 Feb, 1.30pm. Captioned and BSL Interpreted Performance Fri 28 Feb, 7.45pm. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

Tue 10 – Wed 11 Mar

A Little Space

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All Performances will feature Pre-Recorded Audio Description. Captioned Performance Fri 20 Mar, 7.45pm. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

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Captioned Performance Sat 18 Apr, 2.30pm. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Apr

Private Peaceful

CAP

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Wed 13 – Sat 30 May

Burke & Hare

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Macbeth

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The Elves and The Shoemaker

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Apr

Mon 24 – Sat 29 Feb

Once

BSL Interpreted Performance Tue 7 Apr, 7pm. Venue: New Wolsey Theatre

Sat 11 – Sun 12 Apr

Tue 18 Feb

Box

The Mystery of The Raddlesham Mumps

CAP

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Audio Description captures the visual elements of a performance that a blind or partially sighted person might otherwise miss and describes them in clear, vivid language through a pair of headphones. Free touch tours take place an hour before the performance.

British Sign Language Interpreted BSL interpreted performances feature a professional interpreter that translates spoken English into British Sign Language. CAP

Captioned Performances

Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to live performance.

Wheelchair User Access There are six wheelchair user accessible spaces in the New Wolsey Auditorium, four in row C and two in row K. The studio auditorium has two wheelchair user accessible spaces with a small passenger lift to the auditorium. The HEG is also wheelchair user accessible. RP

Dementia Friendly Relaxed Performances

A Relaxed and/or Dementia Friendly performance is one which has been carefully adjusted to reduce anxiety or stress for those who might otherwise find the experience unsettling or difficult. For example, changes are made to sound and lighting to eliminate surprise and soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around the auditorium during the performance. We have experienced these performances’ suitability for audiences with autism, sensory and communication needs, learning and/or physical disabilities, mental health conditions or people living with dementia. Our Bradbury Platform is installed for these performances, increasing our wheelchair user accessible spaces up to 12.

ACCESSIBLE SERVICES • Our staff receive Disability and Equality Training • We have a number of duty managers who are trained sighted guides – please ask for assistance when booking your tickets • Assistance / Guide Dogs are welcome • A complimentary assistance and guide dog sitting service available • Infra-red Hearing Enhancement System available – please enquire with one of our ticket sales assistants AVAILABLE TO BORROW ON REQUEST • Manual wheelchairs • Junior ear defenders • Comfort cushions Please contact the Ticket Sales Desk regarding the above services. LOOK OUT FOR OUR RAMPS ON THE MOON PRODUCTIONS Ramps on the Moon was developed in recognition of the under representation and employment of D/deaf and disabled people throughout our industry, particularly in mainstream theatre. For more information about the project visit: rampsonthemoon.co.uk

We are working towards being a Dementia Friendly Venue and staff members are Dementia Friends. We look forward to welcoming you on your visit to the theatre.

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